ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities are looking for a thief who pushed a 96-year-old woman from a vehicle after driving off with the car.
Albuquerque police say the incident happened Wednesday when Sally Barillas and her niece stopped to get gas. That’s when a man jumped into the car while it was still running and drove away, with Barillas in the passenger seat.
The thief drove a few blocks before telling Barillas to take her purse and get out. The man ended up shoving her out of the car after she had trouble undoing her seat belt and opening the door.
Police say Barillas then crawled to a nearby home for help.
Family members say Barillas suffered back pain and also had bruises on her palms.
Police say the suspect remains at large and the car is still missing.